The Patriots are 6-0 and have 10 days off before they play again a week from Monday. The defense has outplayed the offense all season yet the Patriots are still undefeated. With Phillip Dorsett and Josh Gordon injured last night Brady was left with Julian Edelman and the two rookies, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski. However, Tom Brady still threw for over 300 yards and ran for two touchdowns. The strength of schedule argument to begin the season is reasonable because the level of competition the Patriots have played is terrible, but also give credit for the defense for stepping up.
Brady knows the offense can be better than what it is
Brady knows deep down the offense could be better than what it is. He also doesn’t like the way his offense is with his receiving core. But the team is still winning games by a decent margin because of the defense and level competition. The Patriots rank 5th on yards per game on offense. On defense, they rank first in yards per game. The Patriots rank 9th in total offense, scoring 31.7 points per game so far. The answer is no on bringing Antonio Brown back. There is no way Robert Kraft will allow him to come back after Brown took shots on the owner on Twitter.
There’s always room for improvement for the offense
Brady so far has thrown 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. He’s also second to Drew Brees for passing yards all time, after passing Peyton Manning last night. When Brady was asked about how his offense was after the game last night his response was ” We’ll see. We’re 6-0, so try to get to 7-0.” He knows that the offense should be a lot better but really can’t say that when the team is 6-0. The stats prove otherwise too, even though it seemed Brady and the offense got off to a slow start yesterday. Meyers finally got some action last night and got open which helped a lot. With players hurt the rookies really had to step up.
Julian Edelman praises the rookies
Julian Edelman spoke last night after the game and was really impressed with the young guys stepping up. “Gun Show [Gunner Olszewski] and Kobs [Jakobi Meyers] made some really good plays. Jakobi on that back shoulder in the red area which was a huge play and Gun Show with that in cut and a couple unders. It was good to see them come in and be able to allow us to go in and run plays. Super proud of them, they are doing a really good job. We just have to keep it going and get some time down and get ready to practice and do some more.”
The offense will get better at key situations, and the timing with Brady will improve. The extra time off helps too with guys getting enough rest for the Monday night Week 7 matchup with the New York Jets. Hopefully, Dorsett will be back and Josh Gordon will be a full go for that game. Even though it will probably be another two-touchdown win for the Patriots, it will still be good to see them out there for practice when they play someone good.